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Posts from January 2016

Annual Spring Fling Dinner

It’s the “Bee’s Knees!” Mark your calendars for May 21st for our Annual Spring Fling Dinner for the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund.  Come with the whole family to celebrate our founding in the electrifying “Roaring Twenties!” This delightful “Twenties” evening will feature a fine NY Strip Loin dinner, a special children’s dinner and evening, a 20’s costume contest (if you are…

30 Hour Famine

A Hunger Free World begins with you! “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free.” Psalm 146:7 Youth Group is Participating in 30 Hour Famine February 26-27. We are fasting to raise funds to STOP HUNGER. You can help by donating before the event. $35.00 feeds a child for one month. Every…

Updates due to the Snow Storm

Please be advised that the 8:30 AM service on Sunday, January 24th is cancelled due to the forecasted snow storm. If it is still snowing at 7 AM, and there is 6 inches or more of snow on the ground, the 10 AM service will be cancelled as well. The Church Quilting Bee scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd from 9 AM to…

January 31 Jazz Vespers features Rowan Lab Band

We are so excited about our upcoming Jazz Vespers on Sunday, January 31 at 5PM. The Rowan Lab Band performs, under the direction of Denis DiBlasio, and we already know it will be an afternoon of high-energy improvisation and ground-breaking new compositions by members of the band. Just a few days later, they will host their 46th Annual Rowan Jazz festival on…

Mission Study FAQs

Sign Up and Participate in the Future of Our Church See the Bulletin Board in the Hallway Mission Study Discussion Groups MONDAYS, 1-3 PM, Church Upstairs Kitchen: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14 FRIDAYS, 7-9 PM, Church (TBD): 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 SUNDAYS, 8:30-9:45 AM, Social Hall: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 SUNDAYS, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM, Social Hall:  2/14,…

Remembering the Civil Rights Movement

Help a child learn about the Civil Rights Struggle, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and the Underground Railroad.  A bonus for adults is that you will learn about these topics, too!   See our special display before or after the performance of “If These Stones Could Talk” here at our church on January 17th at 3 PM.  Borrow one of these excellent…

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are invited to attend a dramatic depiction of the historic Still Family and the Underground Railroad in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. If These Stones Could Talk is presented by the Historic Jacob’s Chapel AME Church of Mount Laurel. This event will take place at our church on Sunday, January 17th at 3 PM. There is no charge; a free-will…

Mission Study Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ #1 – Why are we doing a Mission Study? Answer – Simply, every congregation in the PCUSA must conduct a mission study that must be approved by their Session and their Presbytery before they can start the search for their new minister.  Historically, the standard procedure is that when a pastor leaves, the Session calls an Interim Minister who will serve…

Church Quilting Bee

*UPDATE* The Church Quilting Bee originally scheduled for January 23rd has been rescheduled due to the snow storm. It will take place on Saturday, January 30th, instead. Hear ye! Hear ye! We are having a Quilting Bee! Saturday, January 23, from 9 AM to 3 PM in our Social Hall. Everyone is invited to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be available. The…

Awareness & Response Classes

Attention! Learn to be aware of your situation and surroundings, and basic Self-Defense Response. We are offering the same class on two separate dates, and ask that you sign up to reserve your space in a class now, as the capacity is 25 students each. Classes will be held in our Social Hall on January 24th and March 13th from 3-4:30 PM.…